The dynamics of the playoffs are different. Here, it’s a lot about creating opportunities, withstanding pressure and executing plans.
Winning key moments matter. Of course, end-game skills are critical to the outcome.
In these big-ticket matches, individual brilliance can change outcomes. And there are several game-changers in both Chennai Super Kings and Mumbai Indians.
Indeed, Tuesday’s Qualifier-1 will feature the likes of M.S. Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Dwayne Bravo, Imran Tahir, Rohit Sharma, Hardik Pandya, Lasith Malinga and Jasprit Bumrah, all capable of altering scripts.
And the clash between IPL’s two most successful franchises has a lot at stake. The winner catches the quick flight to the final.